Archive for January, 2011

Previous post covered the highlights concerning children/youth.   This post, “Part I”, will cover some of the ‘highlights’, when it comes to reserach concerning adults,  from January 2010 to June, 2010, starting with;

 Psychopaths know right from wrong but don’t care. (Jan. 2010)   Here    A write-up at Deric Bownd’s Mindblog; Here

Increased Volume of the Striatum in Psychopathic Individuals. (Jan. 2010)   pdf.  Here

Association of Poor Childhood Fear Conditioning and Adult Crime. (Jan. 2010)    Here

The dark side of love and life satisfaction: Associations with intimate relationships, psychopathy and Machiavellianism. (Jan. 2010) pdf.  Here

The intergenerational cycle of criminality–association with psychopathy. (Jan. 2010)    Here

Attention Moderates the Fearlessness of Psychopathic Offenders. pdf. (January 2010)    Here    Interview with professor Joseph Newman (Video)   Here   also see  comments found at Love Fraud   Here     (Follow-up Feb. 2011, Specifying the attentional selection that moderates the fearlessness of psychopathic offenders. Here  ) 

Adolescent Antisocial Behavior as Predictor of Adverse Outcomes to Age 50: A Follow-Up Study of 1,947 Individuals. (Feb. 2010)    Here

Neuroimaging of Psychopathy and Antisocial Behavior: A Targeted Review. (Feb. 2010)   Here

The D2 dopamine receptor gene variant C957T affects human fear conditioning and aversive priming. (Feb. 2010)    Here

Attribution of blame for criminal acts and its relationship with psychopathy as measured by the Hare Psychopathic Checklist (PCL-SV)  Feb. 2010.    Here

Abnormal hippocampal shape in offenders with psychopathy. (March 2010)    Here

Mesolimbic dopamine reward system hypersensitivity in individuals with psychopathic traits.  (March 2010)    Here        Related article, Psychopaths’ Brains Wired to Seek Rewards, No Matter the Consequences (March 15, 2010)    Here

Psychopathic personality traits and cortisol response to stress: The role of sex, type of stressor, and menstrual phase. (March 2010)   Here

The psychoticism–psychopathy continuum: A neuropsychological model of core deficits. (April 2010)  pdf.   Here

Disruption of the right temporoparietal junction with transcranial magnetic stimulation reduces the role of beliefs in moral judgments. (Of interest, March 2010)    Here

Damage to Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Impairs Judgment of Harmful Intent.  (March 2010)  pdf.   Here

Monoamine oxidase A genotype is associated with gang membership and weapon use.  (March-April 2010)   pdf.   Here

Paraphilias with co-morbid psychopathy: the clinical and legal significance to sex offender assessments. (March-April 2010)    Here

Successful and unsuccessful psychopaths: A neurobiological model. (March-April 2010)    Here

Corporate psychopathy: Talking the walk. (March-April 2010)    Here

Psychopathy and Risk Taking Among Jailed Inmates. (April 2010)    Here

Economic decision-making in psychopathy: A comparison with ventromedial prefrontal lesion patients. (April 2010)    Here

Emotional intelligence and psychopathy: Painting different paths for primary and secondary psychopaths. (April 2010)    Here

Identifying Subtypes Among Offenders With Antisocial Personality Disorder: A Cluster-Analytic Study. (May, 2010)    Here

Effects of age and MAOA genotype on the neural processing of social rejection. (May, 2010, of intr.)   Here

In psychopathic patients emotion attribution modulates activity in outcome-related brain areas. (May, 2010)    Here

Early maternal and paternal bonding, childhood physical abuse and adult psychopathicpersonality. (June, 2010)    Here

Increased Serotonin 2A Receptor Availability in the Orbitofrontal Cortex of Physically Aggressive Personality Disordered Patients. (June, 2010)    Here

Professional response and attitudes toward female-perpetrated child sexual abuse: a study of psychologists, psychiatrists, probationary psychologists and child protection workers. (June, 2010)    Here

The Hannibal Lecter Myth: Psychopathy and Verbal Intelligence in the MacArthur Violence Risk Assessment Study.  (June 2010) pdf.   Here 

 Swivelchair from  Neurological Correlates reports that the site “wuz hacked” and probable cause, “some kind of cyberbot”  More info   Here
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During past year, 2010 we have gained even more insight into the personality disorder, psychopathy. Some of the highlights, but far from all, are listed below. Starting with research concerning Children/Youth at risk;    (Next post will take up research concerning adults, 2010)

The development of skin conductance fear conditioning in children from ages 3 to 8 years    Here

Association of Poor Childhood Fear Conditioning and Adult Crime   Here

Sexual sadism, psychopathy, and recidivism in juvenile sexual murderers    Here

The Intersection of Genes and Neuropsychological Deficits in the Prediction of Adolescent Delinquency and Low Self-Control   Here

Sex-specific association between psychopathic traits and electrodermal reactivity in children    Here

Reactive and Proactive Aggression in Adolescent Males: Examining Differential Outcomes 10 Years Later in Early Adulthood    Here

Variation in the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase Val158Met Polymorphism associated with Conduct Disorder and ADHD symptoms among adolescent male delinquents    Here

A longitudinal twin study of the direction of effects between psychopathic personality and antisocial behaviour    Here

Heritable Variations in Gray Matter Concentration as a Potential Endophenotype for Psychopathic Traits     Here

Emotional Intelligence: Painting Different Paths for Low-Anxious and High-Anxious Psychopathic Variants    Here

Reduced electrodermal fear conditioning from ages 3 to 8 years is associated with aggressive behavior at age 8 years    Here

In search of genes associated with risk for psychopathic tendencies in children: a two-stage genome-wide association study of pooled DNA  Here

Etiology of Different Developmental Trajectories of Callous-Unemotional Traits    Here

Impaired Decision Making in Oppositional Defiant Disorder Related to Altered Psychophysiological Responses to Reinforcement    Here

Juvenile psychopathic personality traits are associated with poor reading achievement    Here   and related write-up,  LARGE-SCALE STUDY INDICATES THAT CHILDREN WITH PSYCHOPATHIC TRAITS ARE POOR READERS     Here

Evidence for deficits in reward responsivity in antisocial youth with callous-unemotional traits   Here

Psychopathic personality traits and delinquent and risky sexual behaviors in Croatian sample of non-referred boys and girls    Here

and last but not least,

Prosocial/hostile roles and emotion comprehension in preschoolers   “Bullying occurs at approximately the same rate in kindergarten as in elementary school”    Here

A book of interest  that came out in May, 2010 and which is highly recommended is the,  Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychopathy    Here

Swivelchair from  Neurological Correlates reports that the site “wuz hacked” and probable cause, “some kind of cyberbot”  More info   Here
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